Rezko Obama Questions Linger As Trial Approaches

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • MIKE McINTIRE and CHRISTOPHER DREW NY Times

Tony Rezko was obviously in trouble. He was a defendant in at least a dozen lawsuits, federal investigators in Chicago were poking around, and his name was in newspaper articles about corruption and fraud.

None of that stopped Mr. Rezko, a politically connected developer, and Senator Barack Obama from completing real estate deals a few years ago that resulted in the Obamas obtaining their dream house and the Rezkos buying an empty lot next door.

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